We made another trip to Camp Davis this past Sunday to check in on the contractor’s progress and it looks like they are nearly finished their side of the renovations. Drywall is up, floors are down. We are in the middle, hopefully soon and often.
Here is a shot of the soon-to-be kitchen with the new bump-out to the left, and to the right our fresh-out-of-the-box gas range with double-oven waiting for a hookup.
One day a large kitchen island will replace that sofa. One day…
Because we don’t have lighting wired and because it was a bit overcast Sunday, taking shots that accurately portray the color of the flooring was a somewhat difficult. While it’s a little fuzzy, this shot is probably the best rendering of the color tone and hues in the wood floors.
We had the contractors install unfinished, unstained New England White Pine flooring. We ordered it online, had it delivered straight to the store in Frederick, MD, then had the contractors bring it out to Camp Davis.
Completely installed – that’s the only way to see your hardwood flooring in person for the first time.
We knew from phone conversations with the contractor that it was very “rustic” looking and “really knotty.” Otherwise, we had no true idea of what to expect. Thankfully, we couldn’t be happier with the outcome. We are so happy with it, in fact, that we are choosing not to stain it at all, instead going for the totally natural look and only sealing and finishing it with a completely pigment-free and low-sheen finisher.
The current plan is to use a combination of the Swedish-made Bonaseal and either Bona Traffic or Bona Naturale to finish and protect the wood while maintaining its current look as accurately as possible.by